Twitter cards are a new and innovating way to post engaging content to twitter bypassing the 140 character limitation. To those of you who have been publishing to Facebook this feature is similar to what Facebook does when you include a link - this is when they smartly grab the title and picture from the link and show it right under your post.

One problem remains with this - in order to take advantage of this - the link you share must be pointing to a page that has been 'programmed' a certain way. This is a major limitation and a burden. 

Social Report now offers you to share you links and we will make sure that they show up on Twitter as 'Twitter Cards' regardless of what the pages behind your links contain. It will not matter if the page you are sharing has not been designed as per Twitter Card specification. Just share your links (just like you do today) and we'll take care of the rest.

Setting this up is super simple - just click on "Advanced" when scheduling and pick the card you would like to post:

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We offer full support for the following types of Twitter Cards (note that while they are similar - they do differ slightly in a way they are presented)


Summary Card

The Summary Card can be used for many kinds of web content, from blog posts and news articles, to products and restaurants. It is designed to give the reader a preview of the content before clicking through to your website.

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Summary Card with Large Image

The Summary Card with Large Image features a large, full-width prominent image alongside a tweet. It is designed to give the reader a rich photo experience, and clicking on the image brings the user to your website.

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What is the purpose of including @username in the card?

The Twitter @username the card should be attributed to. It is shown in the card display:

 

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